Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (135)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I am waiting on:

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Release date: October 7, 2014

Description from Goodreads:

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the "Argo II" have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. 

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps. 

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the "Argo II" will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

The cover seems to show Jason, Frank and Hazel as well as some nasty giants. The e-book The Staff of Serapis (featuring Sadie Kane from the Kane Chronicles and Annabeth) was just released yesterday and I read the excerpt from Blood of Olympus that was included. I am really excited about this book! It will be a long wait...

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Release date: October 21, 2014

Description from Goodreads:

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA—city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour—and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage’s personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage’s archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Is it possible that what Becky wants most will end up hurting those she loves most? Shopaholic fans old and new will devour Sophie Kinsella’s newest adventure!

Normally I am the one who alerts my sister to new books from authors we love but this time around I had no idea there was going to be another Becky Bloomwood book until she sent me the preorder link from Amazon. We are both big fans of the Shopaholic series. I can't wait to see what Becky is up to next.


  1. When I taught middle school, my students were obsessed with Riordan's novels. I'm glad to see another one is coming out. Also, I read the first Shopaholic book and thought it was so much fun…perfect for the summertime! Great picks, Christina!

  2. Two fun picks! I need to try more Sophie Kinsella. I read Twenties Girl ages ago and loved it!


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